A Non-Human Primate Model of Severe Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Reyes LF, Restrepo MI, Hinojosa CA, Soni NJ, Shenoy AT, Gilley RP, Gonzalez-Juarbe N, Noda JR, Winter VT, de la Garza MA, Shade RE, Coalson JJ, Giavedoni LD, Anzueto A, Orihuela CJ
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia and infectious death in adults worldwide. A non-human primate model is needed to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of severe pneumonia, identify diagnostic tools, explore potential therapeutic targets, and test clinical interventions during pneumococcal pneumonia.
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